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One of fashion’s mystical powers — next to its ability to expand your threshold to desire and make the banal interesting — is its establishment of new vocabularies for old practices. Take for example Gorpcore – a hikers term for trail mix, said to be an acronym for “good old raisins and peanuts”, or its common ingredients "granola, oats, raisins, peanuts”. The term emerged in 2017, not long after Demna Gvasalia presented a series of highly stylised ski and down jackets for Balenciaga’s Fall 2016 collection, turning the garment from something mundane and characterless into a highly coveted object. Gorpcore fashion, which simply involves dressing sensibly for the weather, incorporates outdoor gear into the wardrobes of those previously disinclined to such utilitarian codes. Thanks to the rising popularity of the style, the variety of down jackets on offer means that looking good isn’t compromised as you nibble on your gorp.

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